Lady Eagles Fall
The Magnolia Lady Eagles dropped to 2-5 on the season Jan. 3, falling 57-64 to the visiting Lady Silver Knights of Tyler Consolidated, who trailed in every period except the final stanza.
The Eagles outscored Tyler in the first two periods and went to intermission with a 30-28 advantage. Although the Lady Knights added 14 points to Magnolia’s 15 markers in the third, Tyler still trailed 45-42 at the end of three.
The visitors came from behind and sealed the win in the final period, outscoring the Eagles by a convincing 22-12 points.
Senior Corinne Murdock was high scorer for New Martinsville with 15 markers, followed by senior Tincy Haught and freshman Abby Harlan, who dialed in with 11 points each.
Sophomore point guard Padyn Ludewig scored eight markers, while Lindsay Riggs and Marissa Bosley are credited with four points each. Jordan Babe completed Magnolia’s scoring with two markers, via 2-2 at the free-throw line.
The Magnolia Girls’ JV Team won its first game this year, 49-45, against Consolidated’s JV. In that contest, freshman Jordan Babe led the scoring with 15 markers, followed by classmate Tori Tharp with 12 points.
The Lady Eagles hosted the Wheeling Central Lady Maroon Knights Tuesday night after press time. They follow up with two more home games: on Friday, Jan. 9, a makeup game against Ritchie County beginning at 6 p.m.; and on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. with Weirton.
Lady Eagles Win 51-30
After losing to Belpre in the Dec. 29 first round of the Parkersburg Catholic holiday tournament, the Lady Eagles came back the next day and took care of business against Greater Beckley Christian, 51-30.
Magnolia allowed Beckley to follow within striking distance in the first quarter that ended 14-8 in New Martinsville’s favor. But, in the second stanza, the Eagles broke the game wide open, scoring 16 points to Beckley’s four markers and taking a commanding 30-12 lead into intermission.
In the third, Beckley made a modest comeback, outscoring the Eagles 12-8 to make it 38-24, Lady Eagles, after three.
Magnolia put away the game for keeps in the final period by firing in 13 points while holding Beckley to six to secure the 51-30 victory.
Murdock led Magnolia point getters with a career-high 20 game points, followed by Haught with nine markers and Ludewig with seven. Ludewig scored the only three-point basket for the Lady Eagles.
Harlan claimed six markers and Riggs sent up four points. Magnolia’s scoring was capped off with two points each by Mullett and Bosley, while Lyndsay Cain added another point from the foul line.
Murdock, who has led Lady Eagle scoring on the season, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
The annual tournament was renamed this year to the Mary Ostrowski Tournament, in honor of one of PCHS’ outstanding athletes.